Easy Widget Development: Code WordPress Widgets from Scratch

Build four WordPress widget plugins, and learn the code you'll need to develop your own custom widgets.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Learn to code WordPress widget plugins from scratch! In this course, you'll build four different WordPress widgets and learn how to use standard WordPress plugin code to create additional widgets. By the end of the course, you'll be able to implement some basic PHP code, and you'll know how to submit your very own WordPress plugin to the WordPress repository.

This course assumes that you have WordPress installed on your own domain, as we will be writing plugins that you can test right away! This is a beginner course and requires no prior programming knowledge. Students who have an interest in writing code (or at least in learning a few code snippets!) are particularly well-suited for this course.

What are the requirements?

  • You'll need to have WordPress installed on your own domain before beginning this course. You'll need to be able to log in to your website via yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php and access your WordPress dashboard.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build four different WordPress widget plugins
  • Understand how to use standard WordPress plugin code to create additional widgets
  • Implement basic php code
  • Submit a plugin to the WordPress repository for distribution to the public

What is the target audience?

  • This course assumes that you have WordPress installed on your own domain, as we will be writing plugins that you can test right away! This is a beginner course and requires no prior programming knowledge. Students who have an interest in writing code (or at least in learning a few code snippets!) are particularly well-suited for this course.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:02
Section 2: Build Widget #1: Hello!
Getting started: Setting up your code editor
Preview
01:33
Widget Starter Code
2 pages
The plugin code: Writing your first widget
Preview
04:57
Testing your first widget
Preview
04:44
Troubleshooting code errors
03:30
Section 1 Quiz
1 question
Finished Widget #1 Code
2 pages
Section 3: Build Widget #2: What day is today?
Building your second widget
12:09
Section 2 Quiz
1 question
Finished Widget #2 Code
2 pages
Section 4: Build Widget #3: Let the user create the input, then show it at random!
Building your third widget
19:51
Section 3 Quiz
1 question
Finished Widget #3 Code
3 pages
Section 5: Build Widget #4: Make a fancy YouTube video embedder.
Building your fourth widget
16:00
Finished Widget #4 Code
3 pages
Section 6: Submit a Widget Plugin to the WordPress Respository
Preparing your widget
03:30
Readme.txt Code
1 page
Submitting your widget to WordPress
08:19
End of Course Quiz
1 question

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Instructor Biography

Erin McIntyre, Web Developer

Erin McIntyre founded Erin McIntyre Designs in 2010 from her New York City apartment. She created beautiful web layouts by night while working for Sirius XM Radio during the day. She left NYC in 2013 to return to her home state of Vermont, and Erin McIntyre Designs came with her.

Erin brings a background in photography and graphic layout to her web work, and delights in perfecting both large and small websites. She has clients in many parts of the United States, but Erin particularly enjoys working with small Vermont businesses.

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